Author Jenna Hallock

Stony Brook, New York – Stony Brook University is pleased to announce that Meryl R. Cosentino, JD, has been elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP). Six members were elected to the board to serve three-year terms beginning January 2018. The members were elected at the Assembly of Delegates held June 29, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms. Cosentino is senior director of Gift Planning at Stony Brook University. Previously she has held positions at St. Francis Hospital and The Nature Conservancy on Long Island. She also just…

The Stony Brook University Alumni Association Board of Directors has appointed three new board members and installed Bedel Saget ’88 as the Board president at their June meeting. The new board members — appointed to three-year terms — include Jaime Moore ’88, Neil Butterklee JD ’80, ’82, and Shahnilla Jamal ’00. Bedel Saget ’88 Sports Graphics/Multimedia Editor at The New York Times Bedel Saget is an Emmy nominated producer, award winning photographer and videographer, innovative thinker and dynamic leader with more than 28 years experience as a journalist developing award winning content for The New York Times and news outlets…

With blue skies overhead and green fairways before them, 132 alumni and friends of Stony Brook University took to the Huntington Country Club greens on June 26, 2017 to raise money for student scholarships. And they didn’t disappoint. In fact, they’re calling it a hole-in-one. For the fifth consecutive year, the Stony Brook Alumni Association’s Scholarship Golf Classic topped its previous years’ total. The event raised $127,000. Since its inception, the annual golf outing has funded $440,000 in student scholarships. During the past school year, 11 Alumni Association student awards, 13 Alumni Association Dean’s Choice Awards, and two four-year half-tuition…

$100,000 Gift Establishes DeSimone Endowed Visiting Lectureship in Italian and Italian American Studies When Italian American and prominent Nassau County resident Vito DeSimone reads the headlines of the country’s growing international political and economic disarray, he underscores his lifelong philosophy: That cultural education and awareness are critical ingredients to modern society. “The importance of inclusion and teaching of culture to up and coming generations can’t be understated,” DeSimone said. “To compete in today’s world, you as an individual and the United States as a nation cannot afford to be isolated. We all need to be aware of and to learn…

I have invested in Stony Brook since I became an alum in January 1983. My reasons for staying involved with the University and continuing to support Stony Brook monetarily are many-fold. On a personal level, my education at Stony Brook was enriching on many levels: I made lifelong friends, was able to establish myself in a meaningful career/vocation (Aerospace Engineering, a field which I continue to work in 35 years later), and in no small fashion it helped to shape my personal approach and philosophy to life. This included, but is not limited to, the ability to approach and address…

Dawn Zier ’86 had one thing on her mind when she became President and CEO of Nutrisystem in 2012: Fix it fast. With stocks dropping from 70 to 7 after five straight years of declining revenues and profits, Zier came into the job knowing the company needed a culture change. She brought in new management, enhanced the company’s integrated ecommerce marketing capabilities and introduced new product lines. The result? Nutrisystem resurgence. From $205 million to a $1.5 billion market cap, the company has seen its stock value increase more than sixfold over the past four years. Now, Zier is ranked…

The Stony Brook Department of Athletics is proud to announce the Stony Brook Athletics Rita and Kurt Eppenstein Hall of Fame Class of 2017, which includes five outstanding individuals who distinguished themselves during their time on campus. The class of five inductees includes Dave Alexander (former head coach, Swimming and Diving 1979-2012); Alyssa Breres (Struzenberg) ’10 (Softball); Travis Jankowski (Baseball); Earl Keith ’79 (Men’s Basketball); and Lucy Oliver (Van Dalen) ’11, ’12 (Cross Country/Track & Field). The Class of 2017 will be inducted on October 13, 2017 as part of the weekend’s homecoming celebration. “Each of our five inductees has…

The Class of 2017 doesn’t waste time. Just before they officially moved their tassels from right to left, the graduating class gave over $15,000 in support of the Stony Brook Fund for Excellence and other critical initiatives on our campus. Senior Class Senator Jonathan Rodriguez ’17, member of the Senior Legacy Council, announced the Senior Class Gift during Stony Brook University’s Commencement ceremonies on May 19. “We hope this contribution allows us to leave a living legacy at Stony Brook University and in the surrounding community,” Rodriguez said. Under the leadership of the Senior Legacy Council, more than 500 seniors…

Renee Pelletier ’03, ’08, ’16 has worked in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services for 17 years. For the last five years, she’s served as a financial literacy and default management specialist. She also oversees Stony Brook’s Money Smart Seawolves financial literacy program. Do you ever get stressed out over your financial obligations? Does it sometimes feel like you don’t have enough money to do all the things you want to do? Are you a recent graduate stressed out about your future student loan repayment? You’re not alone! Managing your personal finances is not always easy, but knowing…

The Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team saw its historic 2017 season come to an end Saturday, May 20 as the No. 8 Seawolves fell to No. 1 Maryland, 13-12, Saturday at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. With the loss, the Seawolves finish the year at 20-2, while the Terrapins improve to 21-0. By the Numbers Junior Kylie Ohlmiller (Islip, NY) tallied thee goals and four assists, with the assists passing Northwestern’s Hannah Nielsen for the Division I single-season record. Ohlmiller finishes the year with 78 goals and 86 assists for a Division I single-season record of 164 points. Freshman…

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